European & British Art, Part I

European & British Art, Part I

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A Vision of Arcadia – An Important English Private Collection

James Jacques Joseph Tissot

The Departure Platform, Victoria Station

Auction Closed

July 13, 12:35 PM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 GBP

Lot Details


A Vision of Arcadia – An Important English Private Collection

James Jacques Joseph Tissot


1836 - 1902

The Departure Platform, Victoria Station

signed J.J. Tissot lower right

watercolour on paper

Unframed: 50 by 27cm., 19¾ by 10½in.

Framed: 73 by 50.1cm., 28¾ by 19¾in.

According to Tissot's sales notebook, purchased in 1881 as By Land, watercolour, as a pair with By Water, watercolour, for £300 by Georges Petit, Paris art dealer

Frederic Humbert, sold by him at Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 24-25 June 1902, lot 199 as Charing Cross, watercolour, pair with lot 200, Les Docks, watercolour, for 800 francs to Georges Petit, his collection sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 14-15 December 1927, lot 81, L'Arrivée à la gare, watercolour, 49 x 26 cm, bought as pair with Départ sur le paquebot for 850 francs by M. Graat

Leicester Galleries, June 1933, bought by S.H.W. Bell

Sale: Christie’s, London, 10 June 1999, lot 23

Private collection

Sale: Christie’s, London, 11 June 2003, lot 12

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

James Laver, Vulgar Society: The Romantic Career of James Tissot, London, 1936, pp. 42-43, illustrated pl.XXI, as Victoria Station

Willard Misfeldt, The Albums of James Tissot, Ohio, 1982, p. 64, illustrated

Michael Wentworth, James Tissot, Oxford, 1984, p. 204

James Tissot, exhibition catalogue for Barbican Art Gallery, London and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, 1984-5, p. 128

Melissa E. Buron and Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz (with other contributors), James Tissot, exh. cat. for Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2019, p. 279

Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz, 'Creating and Meeting Demand: James Tissot's London Replicas', in Julie F. Codell (ed.), Victorian Artists' Autograph Replicas, New York and London, p. 248.

London, Leicester Galleries, Exhibition of Works by James Jacques Tissot, 1933, no. 20 as The arrival at the station (watercolour).